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Orioles hope to strike this time against Pineda

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Orioles hope to strike this time against Pineda

Tonight’s Game:

New York Yankees (33-26) vs. Baltimore Orioles (29-30), Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore 7:05 p.m.

Starting pitchers:

Michael Pineda (7-2, 3.33) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (3-3, 3.02)

Keys to the Game:

Can the Orioles hit Pineda? On May 10, he struck out 16 without a walk in just seven innings.

Will the Orioles keep playing well? They've won six of seven and are clearly a better team with Matt Wieters back.

News and Notes:

The Orioles are on a season-long four-game winning streak, and haven't been at .500 since May 5.

Pineda has struck out 76 this season with just seven walks.

The Orioles have yet to beat Pineda. He's 3-0 with a 2.56 ERA in six starts against them.

J.J. Hardy is 6-for-11 with three home runs against Pineda. Chris Davis is 1-for-11 (.091).

Jimenez hasn't won in his last five decisions (one loss, four no-decisions). He's 2-4 with a 5.50 ERA in seven
starts against the Yankees.

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2018 MLB All-Star Game voting update: Manny Machado maintains big lead among A.L. shortstops

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2018 MLB All-Star Game voting update: Manny Machado maintains big lead among A.L. shortstops

Baltimore Orioles’ Manny Machado took an even larger lead in the latest update for 2018 MLB All-Star Game voting.

The superstar shortstop maintained his position at the top of American League shortstops in the second round of All-Star voting updates, released Tuesday morning. 

After the first ballot was released, Machado led the shortstops category by over 100,00 votes.

This week, he now holds north of a 200,000-vote lead over last year’s American League starter, Carlos Correa.

The Astros’ Correa jumped from fourth to second this past week while the Indians’ Francisco Lindor dropped to third.  

Machado now has 671,133 votes, seventh among all American League players. For the second straight week, Machado remained the only Orioles player on the list.

Through 69 games in 2018, Machado is batting .310 with 18 home runs, 15 doubles and 53 RBIs. He is posting his best OPS (.945) and on-base percentage (.377) in his career, a bright spot for the O’s, who sit dead last in MLB with a 20-50 record.

The All-Star voting will be open until July 5 at 11:59 p.m. ET and fans can vote five times every 24 hours.

The next AL voting update will be announced June 26.

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2018 MLB All-Star Game Voting Results: Orioles' Manny Machado leading all American League shortstops in All-Star Game votes

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2018 MLB All-Star Game Voting Results: Orioles' Manny Machado leading all American League shortstops in All-Star Game votes

The Orioles' Manny Machado is the early leader among American League shortstops in the first results of All-Star voting released by Major League Baseball Tuesday.

Machado holds a lead of 110,131 votes over the Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor. 

No other Orioles' player is on the list, and Adam Jones isn't listed among the top-15 of outfielders. 

The Astros' Carlos Correa was last year’s starting shortstop for the American League, but is in fourth place with 206,707 votes, trailing the Yankees' Didi Gregorius who has 208,583.

The next AL voting update will be announced June 19.